Whilst we were in New York we went on a two-hour sunset sail on a replica of an old schooner on the Hudson. Although it was warm the weather had been a little changeable that day. At one point we thought it might get rained off. There was a heavy downpour just before our trip but then luckily it cleared up, stayed dry and turned out glorious.
It was a beautiful evening and I think it was perhaps the most brilliant thing we’ve ever done in NY so I thought I’d share some pictures.
Waiting for the boat to set sail. Crepuscular rays (so a member of the crew told us!) through the clouds as they started to clear.
Hoisting the sail
Feet leave the ground
Plenty of bubbly
Colourful buildings on Manhattan
Fabulous view of the Empire State
Manhattan island, Hudson to the left, East River to the right. A smaller sister schooner just in the foreground. You can just make out Brooklyn Bridge to the east (right) of Manhattan
Statue of Liberty
In all her glory
Sunset behind Ellis Island
Big yellow macs are provided if you’re feeling a little chilly
Sun disappearing behind Jersey
Golden – as the sun hit the horizon we had the most beautiful light
Glittering towers – the skyscrapers twinkle as they reflect the sunset
Returning to dock
Almost dark on Manhattan
Bringing down the sails
We did our sunset sail with Classic Harbor Line, which went from Chelsea Pier to the Statue of Liberty and back again. In winter the boat we were on spends the season in Key West. Sounds like a fabulous idea I say.